Now we get into Constantine taking over in AD 312+, and how God will craft an escape window for Christians who are positive to learning Bible -- away from the fractious Romanizers who waste Constantine's time with their inept and arrogant 'councils', in order to bludgeon each other. Divide and conquer, that's how Constantine came to power. So everyone's doing his own will and pleasure; meanwhile, God uses the fighting to open up a way of escape, since God foreknows how those 'councils' will result in Rev 17 tyranny.
RCC formed as a RESULT of Constantine, not before. If you've heard my RCC series in the PopeMyth playlist, this will be familiar ground, and now you'll see how God had Paul predict it all; why Revelation 17 is really an elaboration, on what God had Paul write. Amazing stuff.
The pattern of satire began with Ephesians 1:3, using past known history; by the time Paul has finished Ephesians 1:4, he's been dealing with history reasonably predictable, including all the what-if Rapture dates, so the readers of these verses at the time, well understood what his satire would mean. The rest of Ephesians 'hubs' around those verses, just as in Euripides play Ion -- on which Paul's letter is based -- hubs around the beginning events. For that play was about the founding of the Greek sea peoples, from Ion (=venom=semen, spawn of Apollo as a snake and light giver). To show, God's superior Begetting. Once you read the play, Paul's wry satire becomes even more clear. For the letter is structured in the same order, as the play: you grab on the altar like Creusa, barren, bitter, fighting, unknowing; then deus ex machina (Rapture), God comes mid-air to save you and explain Himself. Apres ca, le deluge: flood of the Tribulation, a multiplying. Heh.
Extensive review is in the document itself. Online copy of it is brainout.net/Ephesians1REPARSED.htm , so you can read the htm as you watch the video. Or, use the doc (better formatting), brainout.net/Ephesians1REPARSED.doc . Both require you have BibleWorks fonts installed, which you can get for free, at bibleworks.com/fonts.html . The pdf shows the Greek without you needing to download the fonts, here: brainout.net/Eph1DecreeSyllablesREPARSED.pdf . Let me know if you have problems with the links.
File Name: 11u5GGS.avi , 5/18/12 in 11GGS folder.